Next week, starting on Monday, I’ll be doing another Tenner Week. This time everyone’s welcome to join in – here are the rules if you fancy it.
Rule 1: You work in cash, allowing £10 for the week.
Rule 2 : You must not sit at home watching television all night, every night (you can pick 2 films, or 3 hours of TV shows to watch at home during the week)
The £10 doesn’t include rent, utility bills, direct debits and things like gym memberships, courses you have already paid for, and gift vouchers you’ve received.
The £10 also excludes a weekly travel card or bus pass, or petrol for work trips. Some of us travel miles to and from work, others work from home, so we need a level playing field.
You get bonus points for:
- Using things up that you already have
- Mending or altering something
- Keeping fit
- Doing something relaxing
- Keeping in touch with friends
- Finding a freebie
- Learning something new
- Being creative
- Having 1 or 2 days where you spend nothing
The last Tenner Week I did, the money went on coffee with friends, a tip for the waitress, a pair of socks and some art materials. Everything I ate at home was out of cupboards, left over in the fridge, or hanging around in the freezer. I also called in a few favours (a couple of people owed me dinner and drinks). No idea what it’s going to be like this time around. Let’s see.
Are you going to give it a try too?